Hypothetical scenario: You want to better understand how streamflow on the Yakima River is projected to change by the end of the 21st century. You are curious about the change at two locations: Kiona and Troy.
Navigate to the
Data tab in the upper-right corner of the website.
Yakima Riverand selecting the location along the river you want or
Websitewhich will take you to the website housing that location’s data.
After arriving at the website for Yakima River at Kiona, scroll down to find tables including the different modeling options. There is a different table for each downscaling method and RCP.
Select the hydrologic model parameter set within the table. Then choose which GCM you would like to select.
The desired cell within the table will include a
Raw hyperlink which will take you to a link with a timeseries of streamflow. At 190 sites (including the Yakima River at Kiona location) there will also be options within the table with
BC links to bias-corrected streamflow time series. At other locations (for example Yakima River at Troy) there will only be
Raw timeseries available.
Click on the desired time series and a download will automatically begin. There is a separate file for every site and every permutation of modeling options. The top of each timeseries file includes a large section of metadata describing the file contents. Each of those lines begins with a
# symbol. The time series then includes a date stamp and a set of daily instantaneous streamflow in cubic feet per second.